Boxing news: Jeff Horn vs Tim Tszyu, date, location, how to watch

To this position, Jeff Horn’s all-Aussie mega-fight with Tim Tszyu has been billed as the fighter against the boxer.

Horn is the tricky, uncomfortable former globe champion who appears to defeat a lot more gifted opponents via sheer pressure of will, although Tszyu is the refined striker who has risen to the major of Australian boxing without experiencing substantially adversity.

But when the two get in the ring on August 26, it’s Tszyu who is promising a brawl.

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The near perfect fight

The close to great fight


“I can take a punch and I can preserve shifting forward,” Tszyu mentioned on Battling Phrases, which premieres on Fox Sports 503 on Tuesday evening at 8.30pm (AEST).

“Have I been able to demonstrate it in entrance of the total of Australia in entrance of the total globe? Not but. I’ve let my expertise do the chatting.

“And you know, hopefully this fight delivers a thing diverse to just expertise, but it delivers a beast out of me.

“I want to make it a fight. I do not want to make it a clinic, I want to make it a fight.”

The 10-round tremendous welterweight bout will be Australia’s grand return to boxing during the COVID-19 pandemic a fight that was originally scheduled for April. And although Horn is no stranger to an ol’ fashioned slugfest, he’s warned Tszyu of the risks of a ‘fight’.

“I believe which is a lousy strategy,” he mentioned. “I definitely do not want to be indicating, ‘Yeah, I just want to get into brawls.’

“I guess he’s younger at coronary heart, which is in all probability why he would like to do that. He would like to test himself out, but you’ll speedily master he doesn’t want to be in that situation.”

Ref's horror decision

Ref’s horror conclusion


The major not known for Tszyu, who is however rather early on in his job, is regardless of whether this test has occur as well quickly. The talent is apparent as day. But that, on its personal, is not sufficient to get against Horn.

“I believe Tim has certainly obtained the ability out there,” Horn mentioned. “Whether he’s obtained it now or not, is a concern to be asked.

“And which is the concern I’m heading to be inquiring on the evening when we’re fighting.”

But Tszyu, a favourite with the bookies, has managed a degree of assurance over and above his knowledge a thing that has only spurred on his backers.

“I’ve obtained a large amount hanging [on this]. I’ve obtained a large amount to confirm,” he mentioned. “And for me, this is the this is the commencing.”

Tszyu included: “I was there at the Jeff Horn-Manny Pacquiao fight, and as quickly as it concluded, I looked on my manager mentioned, ‘Make this occur. I know I’ll get.’

“Two yrs afterwards … here we are.”

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Horn represents the most important test of Tszyu’s job, by a fair little bit as well. But in spite of all that, Tszyu uncovered he however hasn’t viewed possibly of Horn’s fights with Michael Zerafa, apart from for that round 9.

In case he however doesn’t know what’s in retail outlet, Horn’s coach, Glenn Rushton, experienced a spoiler notify for Tszyu: “When Jeff Horn receives in there with that full assurance and hits Tim truly, truly challenging, and his eyes roll back again in his head, he’s gonna go, ‘Heck, this guy’s not frightened of me.’”

The generally unflappable Tszyu just doesn’t care.

“I’m looking forward to obtaining a competitor this kind of as Jeff Horn, with his fashion, to showcase the total globe that it’s not just expertise that shell out the payments,” he mentioned. “You’ve obtained to have everything in your arsenal.

“My dad always states fight good. Often you obtained to fight challenging. Often you’ve obtained to dig into the trenches and do things that you have in no way done just before.”

Battling Phrases, directed by Ben Damon and edited by Micky Capparelli, premieres on Fox Sports 503 on Tuesday at 8.30pm (AEST)